curse word

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of curse word

: a profane or obscene oath or word : curse, swear word
  • Eisenhower could swear as eloquently as most sergeants, but he went easy on the curse words in mixed company.
  • —Stephen E. Ambrose

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First Known Use of curse word

1870


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